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  • Objectives
    The Master of Information Technology/Master of Business Administration (International) combines two of Deakin University's premier postgraduate coursework degrees to meet the emergent need for highly proficient managers in an information-technology driven business world.
  • Entry requirements
    For admission to this course applicants must have normally completed an undergraduate degree equivalent to 3 years of tertiary study in an information technology or related discipline. All applicants must have evidence of completion of an undergraduate degree in English or an English language test that meets the current University requirements.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Information Technology/Master of Business Administration (International)
  • Course description
    Professional recognition
    Students who complete the program are eligible to seek membership with Australian Computer Society at the professional level.


    Fees and charges
    Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
    EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

    Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
    A Fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
    Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

    *Indicative course fees should be used as a guide only. Deakin University assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. The indicative course fee is an estimate based on a typical enrolment a student may have for their first year of study in 2009 for their course. The indicative course fee is based on historical first year enrolments within the course, reflecting the discipline cluster of the units which may be studied within the course. The actual fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen. The cost of each unit can be viewed at http://www.deakin.edu.au/current-students/handbooks2009/search.php. Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services.

    Career opportunities
    Solid theoretical groundings in both management and information technology practice couple with a significant compulsory professional practice experience will deliver graduates who are articulate, highly skilled and able to meet the future challenges of business. Students who complete the program are eligible to seek membership with Australian Computer Society at the professional level.


    Course rules
    This combined degree requires students to complete 16 credit points of study over two years of full-time study, or part-time equivalent.


    Course structure

    Information Technology component

    Students complete 8 credit points as prescribed below:

    SIT764 Project Management  

    SIT782 Practical Project  

    6 credit points of elective units from the Master of Information Technology . Students may opt to complete a specialism from the Master of Information Technology in one of the following areas:
    Network Computing
    Software Development
    IT Security

    IT Services

     *Students who do not have an undergraduate degree in Information Technology or related fields are required to complete the following four MIT foundation units in place of electives:

    SIT771 Object-Oriented Development  

    SIT772 Database and Information Retrieval  

    SIT773 Software Design and Engineering  

    SIT774 Web and Internet Programming  

     

    Business Administration (international component)

    Students complete 8 credit points of Business Administration study comprising six core units and two units selected from a group of three:

    MPA751/MPR751 Financial Reporting and Analysis (Residential)  *

    MPE707 International Banking and Finance  

    MPE781 Economics for Managers  

    MPK732/MPR732 Marketing Management (Residential)  *

    MPM703 Business Strategy and Analysis  

    MPM735 International Business Management  

    Plus 2 credit points of units from:

    MPE711 Global Trade and Markets  

    MPK701 Research Design and Analysis  

    MPM722/MPR722 Human Resource Management (Residential)  *

    * MPR code denotes residential version of unit


    Specific Course Information
    Students may chose to exit the Master of Information Technology/Master of Business Administration (International) early with either a Master of Business Administration (International) or Master of Information Technology. Subject to meeting the appropriate course rules, students may also elect to exit early into one of the Graduate Diplomas or Graduate Certificates that are approved exit points from these courses.
    Equipment requirements
    Students must have access to the Internet, a microcomputer, modem and printer to provide, via the telephone network, communication with Deakin University's on-campus computers. Prospective students may wish to contact the School of Engineering and Information Technology to obtain information about the hardware and software requirements, telephone 03 5227 2536.


    Admission requirements - general
    Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
    In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
    For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide


    Admission requirements - specific
    For admission to this course applicants must have normally completed an undergraduate degree equivalent to 3 years of tertiary study in an information technology or related discipline. All applicants must have evidence of completion of an undergraduate degree in English or an English language test that meets the current University requirements.


    Selection criteria
    A grade point average of 65% or more in the undergraduate degree will normally be required.


    Advanced standing - general
    The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

    You can also refer to the Advanced Standing System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.


    Advanced standing - specific
    Advanced standing applicants must comply with the Faculty of Science and Technology rule for admission and selection for postgraduate award (coursework) courses.


    How to apply

    Applications must be made directly to the university through the Applicant Portal referring to closing dates for applications as dates for particular courses may vary.

    Your faculty may require further information from you when submitting your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.


    Further study
    Students who have completed the Master of Information Technology/Master of Business Administration (International) may continue on to undertake Higher Degree by Research study.

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